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Network Technology

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Network Technology involves the use of data systems to manage and deliver digital resources over a computer network.  A variety of industries use computer hardware and system software that maintains a network, creating a need for specialists to manage them.

The Information Technology (IT) industry is one of constant change and evolution. Clark's Network Technology program prepares students to work with these evolving technologies by providing extensive hands-on, real-world learning.

Students in Clark's program learn to plan, design, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot small-to-large scale computer networks.

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Learn to Manage a Network Infrastructure

An efficient network transfers a wealth of data between networked infrastructures with ease. To ensure a system is operating correctly, network administrators are trained to maintain and troubleshoot network issues when they arise to minimize costly downtime.

Clark’s Network Technology department provides training for students in modern computer networks, including traditional data, video conference technology, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone, wireless networks, and network security.

Earn your Industry Certificate at Clark

Clark College is a Cisco Network Academy authorized by Cisco Systems, a leader in the networking industry. The Network Technology department offers training towards several well-recognized industry certifications, including:

  • Cisco CCNA
  • Cisco CCNA Security
  • Cisco CCNA Voice
  • CompTIA A+ PC Technician
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Server+
  • Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft MCTS Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
  • Microsoft MCTS Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

Our programs are suited for students exploring a new career in computer networking or telecommunications professionals seeking to improve and update their skills. Classes are offered at convenient times for students with an existing work schedule. 

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for Network Administrators exist in a variety of formats: network engineer, network support specialist, local area network administrator, and network manager.

According to The U.S Department of Labor, employment projections forecast Network Administrator jobs growing at a rate of 5 percent, with a median wage in the Portland-Vancouver metro area estimated at $37.30 per hour.

Degree Options

Network Technology
Designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the IT (Information Technology) field, Clark's Network Technology programs include extensive hands-on, real-world scenario-based learning in planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting small-to-large scale computer networks.

The Network Technology department provides in-demand training for careers as a Network Administrator, Network Engineer, and Network Support Specialist in all aspects of modern computer networks, including traditional data, video conference, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone, wireless networks, and network security.

We are a Cisco Network Academy authorized by Cisco Systems, a leader in the networking industry. The Network Technology department offers training towards obtaining several well-recognized industry certifications, including:
  • Cisco CCNA

  • Cisco CCNA Security

  • Cisco CCNA Voice

  • CompTIA A+ PC Technician

  • CompTIA Network+

  • CompTIA Server+

  • Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008

  • Microsoft MCTS Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

  • Microsoft MCTS Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
Our various Network Technology programs are designed with entry points both for the student just starting a new career, as well as for the computer networking or telecommunications professional seeking to improve and update their skills and achieve industry certifications. Classes are offered at convenient times for working people: days, nights, weekends.

We invite you to visit our website for more information, contact us with your questions, and schedule a tour of our classroom and leading-edge lab facility.

Email: dnet@clark.edu

Program Preparation


Math and English proficiency tests are required of all students before entry into the applied science degree program.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Cisco Technician (CA)
This program is designed for students who want to work as network administrators with local area network systems. Network administrators maintain network operations, conduct performance monitoring, network security, firewalls, VPNs, design networks, perform backup and recovery procedures, and perform troubleshooting.
Major Area Requirements
NTEC 103
IP SUBNETTING
3 cr.
NTEC 220
DEPLOYING LINUX SERVER SERVICES
6 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1:INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS
6 cr.
NTEC 222
CISCO CCNA 2: ROUTING & SWITCHING ESSENTIALS
6 cr.
NTEC 223
CISCO CCNA 3: SCALING NETWORKS
6 cr.
NTEC 224
CISCO CCNA 4: CONNECTING NETWORKS
6 cr.
NTEC 225
CISCO CCNA SECURITY
6 cr.
NTEC 226
CISCO CCNA VOICE
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 43
Note: Students will be required to have access to the Internet to complete their coursework.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Design converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Implement converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Maintain converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Resolve common issues with converged networks.
Cisco Technologies (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or PTWR 135
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
or MATH 111
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
5 cr.
or
PTCS 110
PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS
5 cr.
or
PHIL&120
SYMBOLIC LOGIC
5 cr.
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
COLL 101
COLLEGE ESSENTIALS: INTRODUCTION TO CLARK
2 cr.
Major Area Requirements
NTEC 103
IP SUBNETTING
3 cr.
NTEC 125
INFORMATION SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 132
WINDOWS MTA SERVER ADMINISTRATION FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 142
CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 151
LINUX ESSENTIALS
6 cr.
NTEC 220
DEPLOYING LINUX SERVER SERVICES
6 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1:INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS
6 cr.
NTEC 222
CISCO CCNA 2: ROUTING & SWITCHING ESSENTIALS
6 cr.
NTEC 223
CISCO CCNA 3: SCALING NETWORKS
6 cr.
NTEC 224
CISCO CCNA 4: CONNECTING NETWORKS
6 cr.
NTEC 225
CISCO CCNA SECURITY
6 cr.
NTEC 242
DATACENTER VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY
6 cr.
NTEC 252
LINUX ADMINISTRATION 1
6 cr.
NTEC 253
LINUX ADMINISTRATION 2
6 cr.
NTEC 299
CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE: CISCO TECHNOLOGIES
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Design converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Implement converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Maintain converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Resolve common issues with converged networks.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
Network Technologies (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or
PTWR 135
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
or
MATH 111
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
5 cr.
or
PTCS 110
PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS
5 cr.
or
PHIL&120
SYMBOLIC LOGIC
5 cr.
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
NTEC 103
IP SUBNETTING
3 cr.
NTEC 132
WINDOWS MTA SERVER ADMINISTRATION FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 220
DEPLOYING LINUX SERVER SERVICES
6 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1:INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS
6 cr.
NTEC 222
CISCO CCNA 2: ROUTING & SWITCHING ESSENTIALS
6 cr.
NTEC 234
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMINISTRATOR 1
6 cr.
NTEC 235
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMINISTRATOR 2
6 cr.
NTEC 297
CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE: NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES
3 cr.
Program Area Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 37 credits in specialty areas. Choose from the following list:
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
CTEC 104
PC SUPPORT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS
3 cr.
CTEC 121
INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM SOLVING
5 cr.
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
CTEC 130
MICROSOFT MTA WINDOWS OS FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CTEC 131
MICROSOFT MTA NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CTEC 133
MICROSOFT MTA SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS
5 cr.
CTEC 134
MICROSOFT MTA DATABASE ADMIN
5 cr.
CTEC 140
INTRODUCTION TO UNIX
5 cr.
CTEC 141
UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
5 cr.
CTEC 145
WEB SERVER TECHNOLOGY
5 cr.
CTEC 213
COMPTIA A+ FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
CTEC 214
COMPTIA A+ OPERATING SYSTEMS & NETWORKING
4 cr.
NTEC 125
INFORMATION SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 142
CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-6 cr.
NTEC 223
CISCO CCNA 3: SCALING NETWORKS
6 cr.
NTEC 224
CISCO CCNA 4: CONNECTING NETWORKS
6 cr.
NTEC 225
CISCO CCNA SECURITY
6 cr.
NTEC 226
CISCO CCNA VOICE
6 cr.
NTEC 236
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMINISTRATOR 3
6 cr.
NTEC 242
DATACENTER VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Design Windows and Linux networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Implement Windows and Linux networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Design converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Implement converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)